Around the Web

May 29, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Disney, Disney+, IDW, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Book News

  • Polygon has an excerpt from Queen’s Peril which will be out next week.
  • New release dates for The High Republic novels (which are being pushed back): Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule – January 5, 2021, A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland – January 5, 2021, and Into the Dark by Claudia Gray – February 2, 2021.

Comic News

  • Jedi News has an update on IDW’s Star Wars comic publishing plans for this summer. Click here to check out the revised release dates.

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Podcasts in Review

May 28, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Rebel Force Radio CAT & JAT talk Clone Wars
  2. The Skyhoppers Podcast Episode CLXXIX
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 220
  4. Geek Out Loud Episode 156
  5. Faking Star Wars Radio Clone Wars Finale!

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New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra (2020) #1’

May 27, 2020 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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New comics are finally coming back to the shelves and Marvel has one new Star Wars release this week.

Doctor Aphra (2020) #1

Writer: Alyssa Wong
Artist: Marika Cresta
Cover Artist: Valentina Remenar

NEW CREW, NEW MISSION!
With the Rebel Alliance back on the run after their defeat at the Battle of Hoth, it’s never been a more dangerous time for outlaws, scoundrels and the errant rogue archaeologist to make their way in the galaxy. But after a string of bad luck and near escapes, DOCTOR APHRA is back on the job! She’s been keeping a low profile – jobs are scarce and credits scarcer. But the promise of the score of a lifetime is a chance too good for her to pass up. And to find the cursed RINGS OF VAALE, Aphra will need a crew of treasure hunters the likes of which the galaxy has never seen before! But RONEN TAGGE, heir to the powerful Tagge family, also has his eyes on the prize. Do Aphra and her team stand a chance at fortune and glory?

Details: Rated T, $3.99

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Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

May 26, 2020 at 5:28 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

Heir to the Jedi, by Kevin Hearne, is the third adult novel in the Disney Canon released in March of 2015. 

This is one of the most unique books in the canon. The reason behind its uniqueness is that it was originally written to be the third book in the “Empire and Rebellion” series that was written in 2014 for the Expanded Universe (some of the last EU novels). However, once the decision on “canon” was made, Lucasfilm and Del Rey decided to make some changes and plop this book into the canon. There are many differing views on this, but mine is that they absolutely should not have.

One good thing that I can say about this book is its pacing. While many Star Wars books try to be written like movies, this book really feels like a miniseries. I could envision Lucasfilm making a t.v. show on Disney Plus that was six episodes that followed this book’s plot. It moves from the Rodia plot, to the side trip to Fax, to the covert operation on Denon, to the escape from Denon, to the stop in Kupoh, to the final battle. I liked that pacing and felt that I could read about 50 pages at a time and feel like I was reading an episode of television. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne…

Around the Web

May 22, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

Comic News

  • It’s been awhile, but Marvel just released some new comic solicitations for August 2020. Upcoming Star Wars titles include Doctor Aphra #3, Bounty Hunters #4, Star Wars #5, Darth Vader #4, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 6, and Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple TPB.

Fandom News

  • For the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, StarWars.com interviewed George Lucas.
  • With the passing of Charles Lippincott this week, Rebel Force Radio has released the full audio of their interview with him.

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Podcasts in Review

May 21, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Doing Talking Episode 85
  2. Fly Casual Episode 273
  3. Force Toast Episode 34
  4. Lipstick and Lightsabers The Siege of Mandalore Part 2 | Makeup and Mandalore Part 5
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 289

Honorable Mentions

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Around the Web

May 15, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Fandom News

  • This Week in Star Wars

  • Clone Wars Download for “Victory and Death”.

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Podcasts in Review

May 14, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 288
  2. Rebel Force Radio Stephen Stanton and a Cast of Thousands!
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 218
  4. Blast Points Podcast Blast Points May 2020 – Disney Gallery Mandalorian 2 Legacy
  5. University of Coruscant Episode 2:9

Honorable Mentions

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Retro Reviews: ‘Tarkin’ by James Luceno

May 12, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Tarkin, by James Luceno, is the second adult novel written in the canon, released in November 2014.

To start with, it should be noted that James Luceno is no stranger to Star Wars novels at the point of this book’s release. Luceno had already written eight adult novels for Star Wars, including the ever popular Darth Plagueis

James Luceno did a decent job with this book. As expected, this book focuses on the character of Tarkin. Not only is he the main character of the novel, but his backstory is also explained in-depth. I would not have expected his backstory to actually be so interesting, but James Luceno does an excellent job of weaving it throughout the main plot of the book. There are no chapters entirely of flashbacks, but rather short, one or two page long exposition dumps that adequately serve the purpose of the book. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Tarkin’ by James Luceno…

Around the Web

May 8, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Hollywood Reporter has a cover reveal, and interview with the author for the upcoming Poe Dameron book Free Fall.
  • If you missed BookCon you can check it out here. They had on a bunch of Star Wars authors for May 4th.
  • First episode of The Star Wars Show Book Club.

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